FIRST ON THE BLOG: Well I didn’t know this until right just now. And its been going on since September 14th of this year. Never knew it when we did the big newscasts debuts and all that, but now I can tell you about a local station in Delmarva, adding a local newscast.
Since Monday September 14th, 2015, WMDT 47 has added a half-hour local newscast at 5:30 p.m. and has renamed their early-evening news block as The 47 ABC Newshour. The new addition creates Delmarva’s ONLY option for a local newscast at 5:30 p.m., since long-time leader in the region WBOC 16 (CBS/FOX), nor WRDE 31 (NBC/MyTV) doesn’t offer a local newscast in that timeslot. WBOC 16 currently airs an hour-long lifestyle/talk program Delmarva Life in that timeslot, while WBOC 21.2, which is home to FOX 21 Delmarva, airs The Insider after the half-hour 5:00 p.m. local newscast and WRDE 31 airs Extra.
The newscast is currently anchored by David Caldwell and Emily Lampa with 47 ABC StormTeam Weather from Chief Meteorologist Travis Michels and Sports from sports director Spenser Tilus. This new half-hour newscast does lead into their existing 6:00 p.m. newscast, which was also renamed into the Newshour block.
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